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Japanese Martial Arts Posted by on Aug 19, 2010 in Culture

Karate (からて) is often the most widely known Japanese martial arts form, but there are also many other Japanese martial art forms that are widely appreciated as well.

Jūdo (じゅうどう) is a martial art form used to immobilize an opponent by locking their joints or grappling them to the ground.

Kendo (けんどう,) is a study of swordsmanship, but with the use of wooden swords and protective gear over the shoulders and face.

Aikido (あいきどう) is a martial art form that focuses on redirecting the attacker’s movements by using the attacker’s momentum against the attacker.

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